The NYPD has a vaccination rate of 69 percent among its 55,000 cops and civilian members.
Among members of the FDNY, the vaccination rate was even lower. Just 59 percent of smoke eaters have gotten the jab.
Pat Lynch, the president of the Police Benevolent Association, has said “the COVID-19 vaccine is a medical decision that members must make in consultation with their own healthcare providers.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has said that he fully supports a mandate for police officers, citing the virus’ recent toll on cops.